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good morning to our viewers in the west. it is wednesday, september 5, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning" from the site of the democratic convention in charlotte. michelle obama tells voters the president knows what they're going through. tonight, former president bill clinton will take center stage to make his case for re-electing president obama. gunfire erupts as a politician takes the stage during an election night rally. and we'll introduce you to the nfl's most interesting man. but we begin this morning with a look at today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it reveals who you are. >> the first lady makes a personal pitch at the democratic national convention. >> for barack, success isn't
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about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> julian castro, the mayor of san antonio, gave the keynote address. >> we all understand that freedom isn't free. what romney and ryan don't understand is that neither is opportunity. nascar is a metaphor for the democratic party. everyone else is just here waiting for them to flame out in a giant wreck. one of the s.e.a.l. team six members who flew into osama bin laden's compound is now revealing details about his orders. >> it was made clear to us it was not an assassination. capture him alive if possible. >> you're in disguise as we do this interview today, and i wonder why. >> the enemy has a long memory. >> a gunman opening fire as quebec's newly elected premiere was delivering a victory speech. one person was killed. a hero cop in south korea becoming an internet sensation for a move straight out of an action movie.
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>> reporter: some deputies are stealing the show. >> it all has to do with the way they are directing traffic. >> yeah! all that -- >> sorry, tom. >> are you talking to me? that's interesting. they must know each other. if mitt was santa claus, he would fire the reindeer and outsource the elves. >> i don't care if he is touchy feeley. i don't want phil donahue running the country. >> screams all the words louder than bruce springsteen behind me, pumping his fist. >> on "cbs this morning." ♪ oh, oh, oh, thunder road ♪ thunder road captioning funded by cbs welcome to "cbs this morning." we have just learned president obama is moving tomorrow's speech from the bank of america stadium to the time warner center because of weather concerns.
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>> byron pitts is here with a look at michelle obama's speech last night. byron, good morning to you. >> good morning, erica and charlie. democrats and republicans say she gave a strong speech. look, she made no headlines and none were expected. her job was to energize the base and humanize her husband. >> i have seen first-hand that being president doesn't change who you are. no. it repeals who you are. >> mrs. obama spoke far less about the leader of the free world and more about her husband, father to their two daughters. >> i didn't think that it was possible, but let me tell you, today i love my husband even more than i did four years ago. even more than i did 23 years ago when we first met. >> reporter: part of her task tuesday evening was speak beyond the audience to women at home and middle class america. >> he believes that when you work hard and have done well and walked through that doorway of
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opportunity, you do not slam it shut behind you. no, you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed. >> reporter: a thunderous applause for her most personal remarks of the evening. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. [ applause ] >> reporter: as mrs. obama attempted to reintroduce her husband to the nation, her husband and two daughters watched from the white house. >> earlier in the evening, america met a new face on the national stage. san antonio mayor julian castro. >> my mother fought hard for civil rights so that instead of a mop, i could hold this microphone. >> reporter: mayor castro gave a mixture of the immigrant story and a sizeable portion of red meat. >> when it comes to getting the middle class back to work, mitt romney says no.
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when it comes to respecting women's rights, mitt romney says no. when it comes to letting people love who they love and marry who they want to marry, mitt romney says no. >> reporter: if the mayor and the first lady accomplished their goals, the task next falls to former president bill clinton tonight when he addresses this convention crowd. >> president clinton can speak to main street, wall street, he can speak to white collar, blue collar. north, south, east, west. he just has a certain credibility on this issue. >> reporter: as for mrs. obama, one more example of her popularity, charlie and norah, these are numbers from twitter. her speech last night drew something like 28,000 tweets her minute at its peak, compared to mitt romney's peak at 14,000. so twice as many. >> wow. incredible. a lot of people watching and tweeting about it on social media. byron, thank you so much. >> good to see you, byron. also last night, chicago mayor rahm emanuel who used to
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be president obama's chief of staff told delegates about the challenges they faced on day one in the white house. >> there was no blueprint or how to manual for mixing a global financial meltdown, two wars, and a great recession all at the same time. >> mayor, message emanuel is j this morning. >> good morning. >> tell us what you think the democrats have to do in the message coming out of this convention to win this election. >> well, you have to talk about the future, and you have to make it a clear choice between the two candidates' vision of the future. >> is that what bill clinton is doing? >> well, all of us are setting up in very small ways. michelle in a bigger way, and bill clinton in an even bigger way. why the significance of the four years and their vision and their values and how that counts for their own children. >> why does president obama need bill clinton to vouch for him? >> it's not so much vouch, but i
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wouldn't so much put it in that context. i actually think that he's going to -- my view is probably talk about there's similar values, similar policies, and similar objectives. >> everybody believes that the battleground for this election is dimaemocrats who voted for t president last time and may be -- >> i wouldn't call them democrats. people who voted in 2008 for the president. >> and how are now disaffected and looking for perhaps confidence in another guy to go a different direction. is that the issue? >> well, there's that. >> you have to convince people not to leave the president. >> there are people who haven't seen their own lives turn around. >> they are not better off. >> well, they are clearly better off in a sense of where we were in the economy. >> but there must be some reason for losing confidence in the president. and feeling they are not better off. >> two parts to that, charlie. one part is their own economic security. and that's normal. because they are still struggling. we're going through a huge transition on that. the second thing is the fact that washington seems more dysfunctional as the day goes
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on. and it's hard to argue with that assessment. >> it's clear that people -- that barack obama may not recapture the magic he had in 2008. but it seemed like michelle obama was trying to say, just try and fall back in love with him. you know, what was the point of telling the story about, you know, he pulled a coffee table out of the garage, that he wore a pair of shoes that were a half size too small, and the car that he picked her up on a date was rusted and she could see through to the bottom? >> well, i can testify that when i was a congressman and he was a senator, amy, michelle and i and the president, obviously, would go out and that story about the car is true. because i've heard it before. all the stories are true. look, all -- >> but it wasn't an implicit message, by the way, that guy mitt romney is a rich guy. >> you can say that. or i think more importantly also i would see it more of affirmation of the president in this way. all of us in public life get positioned in one way. and i think our spouses have a role to humanize and give a
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context to the person people only see through tv and only see in a professional sense. there is a personal side to them that is revealing of who they are. >> one question i want to get to. you worked with bill clinton. you knew him well. you worked for barack obama. you know him well. >> you're no john f. kennedy? >> no, no, i'm not going there. maureen dowd in a column this morning said with mitt romney and paul ryan, it's like a love affair. with bill clinton and barack obama, it's a transaction. is that right? >> no, look. have you two former presidents. one former president and president of the united states. they have their -- president clinton's wife ran against president obama. it's normal to have -- and president clinton is very protective of his wife. took some time to get over. that's not irrational. i know this. i know who president clinton is voting for. >> he's voting for barack obama? >> he voted for barack obama, and he'll vote for barack obama, and make the case for barack obama.
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>> but if it's a transaction, and what does the big dog get, referring to bill clinton, resurrection, redemption, relevance, reflective patina of obama integrity and fidelity, the chance to upstart the president who outmaneuvered his wife, and a way to get back to the white house this time as the first man? >> first of all, look, president clinton was just in chicago, held his conference in chicago. with his foundation. he has 69% approval. the highest he has ever been, even when he was president. it's not what president obama can give him any transaction. he is going to lay the case out of how the strategy is for the economy and recovering of the economy are the same. and i think it will have great importance for the president, but also who we are as a party and how that matters to the middle class and people who are
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struggling. one paycheck away from paying for their kids' education or their own retirement. and how we as democrats look out for those people to make sure they have opportunities not only for themselves but their children and grandchildren. and president clinton has a case to make because under him the greatest economic growth this country has experienced in the last -- same policies, same government, same goals. >> safe trip back. >> thanks, charlie. we'll have more coverage of the democratic national convention starting at 7:00 tonight with scott pelley. and we have new information this morning about the raid that killed osama bin laden. it comes from the ex-navy s.e.a.l. who wrote a first-hand account of the mission. his book, "no easy day," came out tuesday. pentagon officials say it reveals classified information and legal options are now being considered. the author who calls himself mark owens was interviewed in disguise by scott pelley for "60 minutes." here is part of that interview. >> was the plan to kill osama
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bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> this was absolutely not a kill only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this, hey, if given the opportunity, this is not an assassinati assassination. you will capture him alive, if feasible. >> that was the preferred thing? >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could? >> yes. i mean, we're not there to assassinate somebody. we weren't sent in to murder him. this was, hey, kill or capture. >> they would fly from afghanistan in two modified blackhawk helicopters to bin laden's compound in pakistan. pakistan didn't know they were coming. the helicopters flown by the army's 160th special operations aviation regiment flew at treeton level on a moonless night to avoid pakistani air defenses. owen showed us on a model that we built how they reached the
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target and prepared to slide down ropes into the compound. but then everything went wrong. in owens' chopper. >> all of a sudden, we banked hard 90 degrees. once we went hard 90, it was very apparent that something was wrong. >> something about the downdraft hitting the complex of walls below caused the heavily loaded helicopter to falter in the air. >> these pilots are the best in the world. you don't get better than these guys. and typically, they just move right in and stick it. it's like parking a car for these guys. and it was a rough ride. so something was obviously going on. tail rudder and everything happened to miss this wall here. and then we were just kind of sliding and falling out of the sky this way. at this point, i was pretty sure we were definitely going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. >> as the helicopter is going down, what were you thinking? >> this is going to suck. you know, hey, wow. >> senior correspondent john
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miller, former assistant director of national intelligence, with us from new york. john, good morning. >> good morning, charlie. >> so we have this controversy coming out of this as to whether the pentagon may take any action against the navy s.e.a.l., former navy s.e.a.l. who calls himself mark owens. would they seriously consider doing that? >> you know, it's complicated, because they are damned if they do and damned if they don't, charlie. on one hand, they don't want to look like the big bad government or the big bad pentagon taking a guy to court who's got, you know, a silver star, five bronze stars, three devices, 12 deployments, and shot osama bin laden. on the other hand, they are kind of worried, what is the signal it sends when somebody does a book completely without any authorization, and then nothing happens to him? >> well, john, the pentagon said yesterday that this is the height of irresponsibility not to have this book checked by their pentagon officials because it could endanger lives.
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isn't this about the pentagon sending a message too to make sure there aren't other, you know, people involved in special operations commands to try and do something similar? >> i think you hit it on the head. and yesterday, george little, the pentagon spokesman, said that pentagon press secretary, said it's to me quite incredible that someone vested with preserving our nation's secrets, particularly in sensitive missions, didn't think to have this reviewed. of course, george little at the time of the operation was the spokesman for the cia, who actually ran this operation under leon panetta. but let's talk about mark owen, the man who calls himself mark owen, the author of this book, and scott pelley, for "the 60 minutes" piece, asked him about his disguise and about the book and about why he did it. >> this operation was one of the most significant operations in u.s. history. and it's something that i believe deserves to be told right. and deserves to go in a book and stand for itself.
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>> you're in disguise as we do this interview today. and i wonder why. >> you know, the focus shouldn't be on me. the focus should be on the book. i'm not trying to be and or a hero or anything. i'm just trying to tell the bigger story. >> but you're in disguise also for your own security. >> yeah. absolutely. >> tell me about that. what concerns you. >> you know, the enemy has a long memory. >> john, we should make the point that nothing in this book that should embarrass the pentagon or special operations, is there? >> no, charlie. and i think that's the thing that really has the government torn, is at one point, you know, this is a story they like. it's not just a good story, it's their best story. and they want it told. but i think what irks them is the loss of control over who tells it, how, when, and in what form. >> i want to come back to this quickly, though. there has been discussion
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between you and me and scott pelley based on his interview as to whether this was a capture first and kill if necessary. you seem to still doubt that. >> you know, i -- and i think that the navy s.e.a.l. who did this interview would tell you, when they go on a capture or kill mission, if they go on a capture mission, they throw somebody in a body bag and throw them on a helicopter before they know they're gone. if they are sent on a capture or kill mission, usually they leave the bag right in the helicopter, charlie. >> all right. >> john, thank you so much. and you can see scott pelley's entire interview with the navy s.e.a.l. this sunday on "60 minutes" right here on cbs. last night in montreal, an election night rally turned into a frightening scene. a gunman opened fire on the crowd as the new leader of quebec was giving her victory speech. >> she was not hurt, and the suspect is in custody. terrell brown looks at how the drama unfolded. >> reporter: celebrating her election as quebec's first female premiere, pauline
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marois's guards rushed her off the stage. the gunman set a fire outside before police caught him. one victim died in the theater. another was critically wounded. a heavyset man in his 50s, the shooter, was wearing a ski mast and a blue bath robe. he was heard shouting in a mix of english and french. the anglos are waking up. there's going to be expletive payback. it's enough. want to make trouble. it's not clear he wanted to shoot marois. she is the leader of the quebec separatists. she went for years aiming to secede for canada. the shots were fired just after she started speaking in english to asure english speaking citizens their rights would be protected. afterwards, she returned to the stage calmly and of course adhead ask
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/* asked her supporters to leave. >> thank you for being here tonight. thank you. it is now time to show you some of the morning's headlines from around the globe. the "boston globe" reports on a government effort to make uncontrolled blood pressure more of a public health priority. the cdc says nearly 36 million americans don't have their high blood pressure under control. increasing their risk of a heart attack or stroke. in other medical news, "the new york times" says doctors may be giving up on cpr too soon. a new study shows an average patient was 12% more likely to survive in those hospitals that spent the most time trying to resuscitate them. and mark zuckerberg will not sell his facebook shares for one year to reensure investors as the shares sink to new lows. zuckerberg also plans to give a
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>> good morning everyone. let's get you caught up with some of the bay area headlines. a chp officer kenya youngstrom remained on my support this morning. relatives friends and colleagues are keeping vigil at hospital in walnut creek. he was shot during a traffic stop yesterday morning. another officer shot and killed the suspect. there will be a vigil for the officer in his home town of fairfield later tonight. frank ryan has come out of a drug induced coma and is speaking with scissors for the first time since he suffered a heart attack while on the job last week.
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i don't think i'd do that. >> didn't sound so bad. >> that was new jersey governor chris christie, of course, singing with jimmy fallon last night. you may remember, president obama did a duet with the late night host a few months ago. welcome back everybody to "cbs this morning." i'm with charlie rose and we're not planning any duets. >> we'll practicement. >> tonight the delegates at the national convention will nominate president obama for a second term. democrats are uniting behind the president. he told "the new york times" that the consequences of not winning are becoming clearer. senator schumer joins us. welcome. >> good to be here. no duets for me either. [ laughter ] >> you have said that congressman ryan is a fraud. fraud. >> yeah. his budget is one of the most fraudulent documents i've ever seen. he does try to make an effort to cut medicare by dramatically changing it.
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he takes every nickel of that savings and doesn't use it for deficit reduction. he uses it to reduce taxes on the wealthy further. his whole career has been promoted by these 20 super pac people. and he gained -- >> that doesn't make it a fraud. >> one republican who is willing to reduce the deficit and he doesn't and never has. i mean, you can't give him a halo of this is the guy willing to make the compromises when his budget does nothing to reduce the deficit and it's there in plain view and for months the mainstream media -- >> with all due respect, where is the democrats in the senate budget? >> well, we passed a budget in august of 2011 that republicans voted for. it wasn't called the budget act. it was called part of the -- next step. we passed it. so we do have a budget and this is sort of -- this is sort of o
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owe. >> when does your budget balance the budget? >> our budget balances the budget about the same time as ryan's does. >> ryan's doesn't balance it for 50 years. >> until 2040. balances in 2040. >> he creates this halo for himself that he's a budge it reducer. evan attacks us on our -- ryan should be attacked. the fact that in his speech he blatantly told mistruth after mistruth, how can you blame president obama on bowls simpson when he's the number one reno owe he voted for it. we have it now. this is an act of hoots pa. i've never seen this kind of thing. but what i'm sago owe. >> don't both sides deserve blame on that. it is true that ryan voted against the budget but -- >> he then moved a bowles
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simpson plan six months later. my point is not that -- everybody is blamed on the budget. we all have to come together in the middle. my point is that the mainstream media, maybe not the two of you, but the mainstream media, not just the hard right, gave ryan this halo. undeserved. >> but the -- >> undeer fd. >> but the president of the united states said to him, i congratulate you for being specific and making a proposal when no one else is making a proposal. remember that? >> the president is trying to be nice. but let me tell you -- >> the halo came in part from the president. >> no, absolutely not. it came from the mainstream media who needed a hard right guy. >> i raise a point about the fraud. let me move on. everybody seems to be at this convention worried about one big thing. how do you make sure that democrats who may be thinking about not being better off, who voted for the president last time, not just democrats, what can this party do to convince them if they believe they're not better off, if they're not
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comfortably convinced that the president has lived up to expectations to vote for someone else? >> two different issues. we are better off. i got this little chart here. here's job losses. >> they have charts about family income and other things. >> charlie, charlie. we lost 600,000 jobs -- january 1, 2009. financial industry teetering on the edge, ready to go under. businesses across new york state can't get loans. our two major auto companies, no one thinks they have a future. 600,000 jobs lost. today, is it great? no. do we need improvement? yes. is it much better than -- gm and chrysler are leading the charge. banks are back on their feet making loans to small businesses. what we have to prove to people, because most people are not interested in the past, we said, he said. we have to prove that we are focused on the middle class. we have a plan for that. we believe in helping kids go to
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college. we believe had -- i just want to say this. the greatest, perhaps the greatest sin of romney-ryan and the republican platform is narrowless. romney has had a rarefied existence. he seems to think, if you help him and people like him, that's going to -- >> one more question. >> let me ask you. >> you were brought up right. i didn't think you would go on for four minutes. >> you knew it. >> democratic conventions, you have -- republican conventions you have party platforms. for the first time you have removed the jerusalem should be israel's capital. mitt romney calls that shameful. why do that? >> look, everyone knows the vast overwhelming number of democratics have been -- that's been my position for a long tiemt. this is my tempest in a teapot.
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>> what's the president's position? >> not the party platform. >> what's the president's position? >> it's not in the platform. >> what's the president's position. >> the president has been for a very strong israel. >> i don't know if he's ever spoken on that. >> don't you? you don't know? you've never asked him to support -- >> i always assumed that the democratic position is that and -- >> how important is this issue to you? >> jerusalem the capital of israel? >> it's been a position i've had for 20 years. >> and you've never had a conversation with the president -- >> the two greatest threats from israel, are missiles from iran. i've had a lot of conversations approximate that. and missiles from hezbollah. if you look at the two great threats to israel, in president is the best president we've had. iran and hezbollah. >> will he receive much of the jewish vote in america as he did in 2008? >> i believe he will. everyone -- when i ran against
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da mat owe, everyone said i wouldn't get the vote. the vast majority vote on -- >> romney is closer to the prime minister of israel than the president is what's said? >> i don't know if that's true or not. >> thank you, senator. >> thank for being here. >> pro football star may not bring to mind, arian foster is not like his teammates. we'll have his story as the nfl season kicks off. that's next on "cbs this morning."
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zfrnlt the nfl season kicks off tonight in new jersey. unanswered questions about player safety. in spite of the negative headlines, fans, coaches and players are ready to get started. >> one of them is houston's arian foster who has been called the most interesting man in the nfl. of course, jeff glor recently spent time with him. hey, jeff. >> norah, poet, philosopher and perhaps the best running back in the nfl. not ease oi to define foster. he spoke candidly about his goals and what he thinks his new
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diet can do. >> there's foster running to the riemt. >> for a player undrafted and unwanted out of college, magazine cover stories like this seem almost impossible. >> sporting news calls you the most interesting man in the nfl. were people saying that in tennessee as well? >> no. when you're not successful, they call you weird, they call you arrogant. if you have success, it's like you're abstract, you're interesting. >> calling foster interesting is an understatement. >> he's a part-time poet, philosopher and aspiring quantum physicist. three years ago he was just unemployed. >> draft night 2009. you're sitting there and watching seven round go by and you're drafted. you're thinking what? >> initially, i thought my career was over. i thought i'm done playing football. because i didn't know much about
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undrafted free agents. i thought everybody got drafted. that's how you got into the nfl. >> foster an albuquerque native, hooked on with the houston texans practice squad and slogged through his first season mostly riding the bench. then in 2010, a stunner. in the season's first game, he replaced the team's starting running back and exploded. he went on to lead the league in rushing that season and he's hardly looked back. topping off every touchdown with his typical namaste bow. >> i chase history. i want to be the best me that i can be. >> that's -- >> yeah. if you're playing a game and not trying to be the best, i don't know why you're playing. >> foster running to his left -- >> as a young kid i was always questioning why. >> you were a trouble maker? >> i wouldn't -- i would push
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boundaries all the time in every aspect of my life. >> you still do. >> yeah. i try to. >> you're tweeting about quantum physi physi physics. not a lot of nfl players tweet about that. >> a lot of people do. that stuff is bg. >> you find it fascinating. >> i don't see how it's not. >> foster had another surprise this summer. getting rid of all animal -- he became vegan. >> i think steak and eggs and burgers. >> absolutely. >> you're kale and rice. >> i just kind of felt hike it was the most healthy option for me. >> you've taken some flack for it. >> absolutely. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's funny. nobody cared what i was eating last year. now everybody is interested.
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>> foster, who married his college sweetheart last year, they have a daughter together, was mocked for posting a picture of his injured hamstring. he believes the new diet improves his body's ability to recover. >> run >> running backs do not have long careers. there's a narrow window there. do you think about that? >> no. because there's running backs that do and running backs that don't. statistically speaking, the average of running backs isn't -- i've never considered myself average. i throw that to the wayside. >> how long do you want to play football? >> until i'm satisfied. >> what does that mean? >> i'll tell you when i get there. >> foster signed a $44 million deal in the off season his texans take on the dolphins in week one. charlie, norah? >> jeff, interesting guy.
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great interview. cbs sports coverage of the nfl's opening weekend begins sunday with the nfl today at noon eastern time at it has been four years since barack obama battled hillary clinton for the democratic presidential nomination. these days the president and secretary of state get along just fine. we'll show you how bill clinton and mr. obama found a way to put the past behind them. you're watching cbs this morning.
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a big democratic convention earlier tonight. first lady michelle obama, lovely woman, was on the program last night, and she addressed the convention crowd and the crowd loved her. gosh, i wonder what that's like. >> i think dave knows what that's like. we'll have more on that in just a minute from charlotte and the convention. it is 8:00. welcome back to "cbs this morning," i'm gayle king. staying thin is a challenge for many women and after menopause it gets even harder. we'll show you what you can do to keep off the extra pounds. right now let's go back to charlie rose and nora. i enjoyed the interview with sarah schumer. i'm getting a lot of e-mails about that one.
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>> what are they say? >> people said to me, i could feel his seat was on fire. after the interview he was shaking hands, drinking coffee. it seemed to be okay. all fair questions. all fair. >> we're both looking forward to geing back to new york to see you. >> i'll be here. >> there's much anticipation here for tonight's featured speaker, former president bill clinton. four years ago at the convention in denver he was a reluctant supporter. we're here to talk about how the rivals forge admit cal alliance. >> to night as bill clinton himself would say, this is a big deal. >> right. a big deal. >> he's got a prime speaking slot, the one usually reserved for a vice president. the reason is, 12 years after he left office at a time of prosperity and a budget surplus, the obama campaigns wants mr. clinton to remind voters of the good times when a democrat was in the white house. this is the last time bill
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clinton spoke to his party convention in 2008. >> like hillary, i want all of you who supported her to vote for barack obama in november. >> reporter: it wasn't always that way. there was no love lost between bill clinton and barack obama when hillary clinton was running for the democratic nomination in 2008. >> when is the last time we elect add president based on one year of service in the senate before he started running. >> reporter: since then the relationship improved, hillary clinton now retiring as secretary of state may want to run for president in 2016. bill clinton has even made what many believe to be the most effective ad so far this season for barack obama. >> this election to me is about which candidate is more likely to return us to full employment. >> reporter: even so, there have been times recently when clinton has slipped off script with a complimentary reference to mitt romney. >> a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification
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threshold. >> reporter: never mind the occasional misstatement, bill clinton's popularity with democrats is so great that he's the man they've chosen to take the republicans to the wood shed. >> bill clinton know it is name virtually of 70% of the people in that room. i'm not kidding you. he knows the name. not only does he know the name, he knows what they do for a living, he may even know their dog's name. >> reporter: ed rendell, former pennsylvania governor and democratic chair says bill clinton is in a unique position to help the president counter the major republican attacks on his record. >> here is bill clinton telling the american people, don't believe that welfare stuff. i wrote welfare to work. barack obama has strengthened it, he hasn't weakened. don't believe the medicare stuff, all he did was take $718 million away from insurance companies and hospitals. >> can he do it in the amount of time they've given him. >> i bet a lot of money he exceeds his time limit. >> that is the challenge. an ap reporter did the math on
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bill clinton's speeches and he found since 1988, the first time bill clinton spoke at a convention, the former president spent a total of 3:56 minutes speaking at democratic conventions. we'll see how much he adds to that tonight. >> and i was wondering how much he's gone over his time limit, right? >> also major garrett, national white house correspondent. this is an interesting time, these two, the former president and the president. who needs each other the most. >> unquestionably president obama needs bill clinton, he needs him to ratify the difficult times we've gone through, put them in some sort of context that voters who are still uncertain can understand and give president obama what that which he needs, four more years to work it out, and also put in context the economic times he governed in and why they worked and why president obama's next term, he should be
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given another chance. bill clinton really doesn't need president obama, except he knows president obama needs him and in a transactional way of american politics, even president to president, it's a sign of deference to bill clinton. >> i'm sure if hillary runs, he'll want him there for her, even though the former president might not want to make those -- >> everyone on the floor will understand that. they understand if he doesn't win re-election, hillary clinton will be among the first to seek election in 2016. bill clinton's presence here tonight will calm the anxiety still existent from 2008. when they did not get a long way, the obama campaign didn't appreciate the way bill clinton talked about then candidate obama. tonight will quiet almost all of those completely. >> hillary clinton is secretary of state and will be overseas -- >> as far away geographically as possible. >> beijing or somewhere close
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by. >> the cook islands or something. >> he's doing her work as secretary of state. isn't it also true that some of the president's top strategists have said there's nobody better in their mind that can debunk the republican fiscal record. are we going to hear bill clinton sort of take mitt romney's fiscal plan and rip it to shreds tonight? >> in his own way. even the strongest advocates for president obama will admit, that he can become to professorial, too abstract. byrne is neither. in a venue like this he's very real and tangible. my message to you, break it down. >> bill clinton has said publicly and privately that he is concerned about a perhaps anti-business feeling that some people have, whether warranted or not. he said, too, the increase of taxes on the wealthiest should be up to a million dollars, not the 250. there are differences of opinion. >> there are differences. those will not be visible
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tonight at all. what bill clinton will try to say is two things. governor rendell is absolutely right. he's going to take on the welfare thing. i've been told by people very close to bill clinton, he was extremely angry at the romney ad. the indictment against republican policy is then and now and a predicate for president obama's message tomorrow. he'll try to deal with all the economic underlying issues tonight and set up the predicate for president obama to seek re-election. >> big advantage for having him here and very little risk for having him here. >> i think there's very little risk. he's not goings to up stage the president. there's only one president. he understands that better than anyone else. >> david axelrod said they know kind of what the
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made by almost 500 overweight or obese women all in their late 50s. long-term defined as four years, the only eating habits linked with weight loss were a decrease in desserts. a decrease in sugary beverages, in cheese and meat and increase in fruits and vegetables. some dietary changes resulted in weight loss after six months but not long term, including eats less often in restaurants and cutting out fried foods. researchers say this implies that certain changes just aren't sustainable. the information is important because weight maintenance after menopause is critical from a health perspective, but difficult due to changes in lifestyle and metabolism. the take-home message is clear, diets don't work, but small sustainable habits make all the difference. i'm dr. holly phillips. >> cbs health watch, sponsored by lyrica.
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♪ ♪ it is time to talk the talk. it's the hit cbs show. it takes a lively look at issues of the day. season 3 premieres next week. co-hosts sharon osbourne and julie chen say it will begin with a different kind of look. hello to you both. >> good morning, gayle. >> before we start, julie, did you get continuingly when you walked in. this show is your old stomping ground. >> i know. it's like seeing old friends, family and it's like no time has passed. it's been almost three rears. >> almost three years. >> how long does it seem to you? when i read that, it seems like yesterday you all got on the air. >> when you said season 3, i'm like, is it really? >> is that us? >> you're sitting there thinking season 3, we have to do something different, we have to kick it up a notch. when i saw the promo saying they're going to bare all, i'm
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thinking that's a lot of pixels. that's not what you want to do. >> no. we're not going to be -- we're going to be naked from the neck up. that's it. >> no makeup, no fake lashes, no -- >> no lashes? >> no lashes. i'm going to look like a chinese food delivery boy. and everyone -- >> behave. >> i'm telling you, this crew i worked with for 13 years has seen me. you know. >> julie, you said that. >> i came in with no makeup on for years. they no. >> everyone suffers. >> julie, it's funny. i'll be at a store and you go out with your tv face and somebody walked up to me and said are you in disguise? the person doesn't know how to regroup. but you look so pretty. i think that people can look drastically different without their makeup. can you say that? sharon, you think you look drastically different?
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>> no. because i paid so much for this face. so much. that it doesn't look that bad without all the stuff on. >> it looks okay. >> it's possible. >> why do this, guys? julie, why do it? >> when we first started the show, we said we'll be asked -- we'll speak the truth. it's like the ultimate act of not being fake. no fake lashes, no fake hair. no ten pounds of television makeup. this is who we are. you know, it's not going to be pretty for all of us. she looks flawless. i see her every morning at the 8:00 meeting. >> she said she paid for it. >> i got my money's worth. >> can start the day later -- >> you'll do that the first day.
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>> will you do that the second day. if that thinking is true, julie, then you should go the whole season with no makeup. most people look better with makeup. >> gayle. >> i would never go on tv and do a show without makeup. >> we don't want to scare the people away forever. >> bring them back after the first look. >> let's talk about jack for a second. your jack. your favorite son jack. he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. how is he? >> he's doing really, really well. he is. he's taking care of his health, his diet. that's a huge part of keeping himself well. you have to take care of your immune system and he's dealing with it, mind, body and spirit. he looks at it that way. he takes care of all of himself. >> he's a new dad too. >> brand new dad. >> which means you're a brand new grandmother. >> yes. >> and you feel about that how, sharon, being a grandmother? >> it's a gift from god.
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you know, i love the fact that our family is getting bigger, there's more of us. i totally embrace lisa's family. they are fantastic. it's a gift. >> america's got talent. are you or are you not coming back? the big story is you were upset with nbc because they decided not to go on with the jack with the show he was doing. is that true, you decided not do it because that of? >> you know what, i'm at the age now where -- snamt what age is that? >> i'm going to be 60 in october. >> okay. so i'm at the age where i really want to work with people who i want to. and i felt that the network were not gracious. they handled the situation horribly. they've been backtracking, not gracious with me at all. hey, i'm leaving, i hate leaving the show because i love the show. i love howard stern, i love
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howie and nick. >> but you love your son more. >> i love my principles and my son more and i would be a hypocrite if i went hi guys, how are you doing today? i'm not that person. they don't like me, i don't like them. >> the difference is sharon, most people don't get on tv and say i don't like the boss and i'm leaving. but you're still on the air for now. >> not until next week. they don't want to be with me. i'm going to turn up and do my job. i'm going to say -- >> and big brother is doing okay, julie chen. >> you know what, expect the unexpected. the olympics hurt us a little bit. but we came back. we're happy. >> people say that you -- >> it is. >> julie chen and sharon as born, congratulations on season number 3, emmy nominated show. season 3 of the talk ,,
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good morning. in the headlines a 7.6 earthquake shook coasta rica this morning is struck offshore about 25 minutes ago and a tsunami warning is in affect for much of central america. it highway patrol officer shot during a traffic stop remains on my to mark this morning. the 37 year-old is in critical condition at a hospital and what creek and the suspect in the shooting is dead. the sheriff's office said the driver of the jeep wrangler opened fire when approached by the officer and a second officer then fired at the driver. the san jose firefighter out of a, and speaking with friends and family for the first time since suffering a heart attack.
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ryan collapsed last week about and the fire at st. patrick's cathedral downtown and since then family and friends of and staying at the regional manager medical center and ships he may ask for one of his closest friends which was a co-worker.
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come morning. through oakland's there are a lot of break lights slow going
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from the oakland coliseum toward downtown the only thing we could find was a stall reported up closer toward the downtown oakland exits jammed up southbound traffic looks ok if you're headed down towards the airport are continuing on into hayward. otherwise a san jose northbound to 80 as an accident by the 880 interchange still with a jammed up looks like beyond the parkway. 0 @ cloud cover triage out the door tropical continents and overhead toward pleasanton with that chance that we could have isolated showers and maybe a thunderstorm in the evidence of the cells. we do have some scattered light activity in the half moon bay area mixture of sunshine, cover this afternoon.
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♪ ♪ four years ago will i am of the black-eyed peas put out that video supporting barack obama. it got 24 million views on you-tube. this morning, will i am is at the democratic convention. we're pleased to have him at our table. >> thank you guys. how worried are you about
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recap turg the emotion that swept through the country in 2008? >> i'm not worried to try to repeat the emotion, because the new emotion needs to be in america right now and that emotion is every single individual realizing how they play a role in us figuring these problems out, how the parent or a child, you know, realizes how they could change their family and by change their family, they change their neighborhood and by doing that, that he change their city and that's what we need to understand now. >> that video that you did, though, in 2008, you >> that video that you did though in 2008 you performed, i remember, on the final night of the democratic convention in 2008, that video went viral. why are you doing something like that for this year? >> this year executed the concept of it, that's going back to the place that i come from
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and put in the school in my neighborhood to get these kids prepared for 2022, you know, a 15-year-old needs to be able to compete with a 15-year-old in india. i want to inspire these kids to take an interest in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, especially in my neighborhood. that i can change. i can use all my efforts and n. my reach, in my life, to change my community that i come from in hopes to mold a mark zuckerberg. >> mark zuckerberg. more than any other performer that i know, artist, you connect to silicon b valley. you and i share a lot of friends out there. you're a guy that gets it. >> yeah, i look at silicon valley as, you know, the future and just to see what that small community is, like a big, huge community. it's a small community of folks.
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and to see how they've connected the planet, you know, just gives me hope on what every city across america can do if they, you know, choose to take an interest in stem. >> suppose barack obama is re-elected, what do you hope to accomplish? what would you like to see him tell america that he's going to do? >> change how what we manufacture here in america, dare to compete with china and how they manufacture. educate our kids. i think the numbers roughly are 40 to $50,000 for an inmate and $3,000 to $4,000 for a student, $90,000 to $100,000 for a guard in prison, $30,000 to $40,000 for a teacher. so those numbers are just out of whack. i don't get that.
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but that's not barack obama's fault. that is our whole political system as a whole. so we need to, you know, put priorities and get our priorities straight and the things we invest? >> gayle king, of course, is in new york with us. i know you know gayle. hello. >> hello. hello. >> what's up? >> hello, will. >> we just saw each other a couple of days ago. >> we were. we were. i have to talk to you about your music because your music seeming to supersede politics. i've got a feel that tonight is going to be a good night is played at the rnc, played at the dnc. do you like that it's played in both places? >> i -- i really don't mind. it's a song and it was made for people to borrow. it was made for, you know, birthdays and parties and clubs. so i don't -- i don't mind. >> i saw you -- >> go ahead. >> sorry.
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>> i saw you speaking the other day to a group of kids and you say, you know, i want to inspire you all, i want to motivate you all. i want to know who does that for you other than your mother betty, in your best betty tone, who does that for you? >> the people that inspire me right now are people like dean kamen in his u.s. first program teaching kids robotics. >> science, making science as popular and celebrated. >> that's the thing. those are the people that inspire me. >> all right. well,, i got a feeling this is a good move. >> when are the black-eyed peas going to be playing again? >> not for a while. i think we deserve a little break. >> fans might not necessarily think that. >> i'm not stopping. >> all right. thanks so much. good to see you. and some people say alex has a distinct vision for her company. it's a tribute to a wine maker
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who has been blind for 17 years. this morning we're going to have her story of loss and
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the first two nights at the democrat convention at the time warner arena. and the big speech by president obama will be at the bank of america stadium. that's the good thing. the two things americans love most, cable companies and banks. really. i mean, think about it. >> alex runs a big business, something hard to imagine. after she lost her sight in her 20s. this morning we have the story of a woman who says that tragedy helped her focus on fainding success. lee, good morning to you. >> good morning to you. even in places like florida, california, and new york, the
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top three wine consumed states in the country, the wine market is a crowded market. but that didn't stop alex from launching her own label and turning a disadvantage into one of the greatest advantages on the playing field. >> i think having plants in here. >> alex's father planted this hillside vineyard in massachusetts in 1981. >> it was an experiment. we still get some quite wine out of it. >> reporter: it is also where alex fled during the darkest period of her life. >> when i was 27 i went blind. and that was really rough. i definitely hid up here for a while. i hid in my home. i hid in the to me the safest place in the world. >> reporter: she lost her sight to diabetes 17 years ago. >> i went to wrap a christmas paper. i cut p paper crooked, put the box in the middle and went to put the tape on the seam and i couldn't get it on the seam. to me that was horrifying. it was also at that moment i said to myself, also all right,
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there's got to be a different way to do this. we don't have to go long ways. we can put five pieces short ways. >> reporter: in coming back to her roots she found a new way forward. when you were visualizing, did you ever visualize, did you ever visualize the vineyard and the wine company? >> no, not at all. >> reporter: alex is the founder of alex elman wine, a growing portfolio of organic wine from all around the world. chrks hianti from italy, torrotes from italy. alex doesn't work alone. her assistant is something of a wine snob b and quite a beggar. >> hayley travels to europe and south america and to all the wineries we go to. he gets in the dirt with me, scratches around. he makes sure that we see earthworms and we see butterflies. he sees butterflies and i scratch around for earthworms. that's how we know that the soil is organic, there are no
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chemicals. >> reporter: at first am election resisted the idea of a seeing eye dog but now it's hard to imagine her life without him. >> if i see something organic, if he likes the wine he will sniff it. if it's not right, he will turn his head away like that. no cheating. >> reporter: it was at a blind wine tasting like this one years before alex lost her sight that she first realized her ability to discern the products of a wine using only her sense of smell and taste. >> the wines are not manipulated, made correctly, i'm pretty good. i can usually get the vineyard, the country, and the price point. >> reporter: after 7 1/2 years of service he is ready for retirement. he will spend his golden years here in alex' childhood vineyard. >> i really do believe the loss of my vision was a gift because it allowed me to pay attention to what i thought was important and to be able to teach people, okay, broken hangnail is no big
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deal. don't sweat the small stuff. and don't sweat the big stuff either because you can deal with it. also, more importantly, and more than anything else, is to adapt. adapt to your situation, really, like, go with the flow and you will be all right because you can't change it anyway, right? >> right. >> it is just is. >> i always marvel when you see people who have something like going blind, people say, i look at it as a gift. that's what she just said. >> she did. she was dealt a hand and she played it. look, she gets to be in a wrap dress in every color. >> let's talk about mr. handily for a second. >> i kept petting him and touching him. he's such a love. but he's old. >> how old is he? she said he had been doing it for seven years. >> i think he's around 12 or so. that's the life for a seeing eye dog. he will get to play and run and sniff. she's getting a new seeing eye dog.
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she's sweet. she doesn't lose him, he just gets to take a break. >> the way she looks at life is so inspiring to people. where can you get her wine? >> it's available in new york, california and florida. she is moving into many other markets. she's really going gang busters. it's really good wine. >> good for her. i'll have to take your word for it. >> i'll send you the a bottle. >> i don't drink. i'll take your word for it. coming up, phil. and when we come back, d.-wade is in the house. he will here. he says the biggest thing he's ever won is the custody of his sons. you're watching cbs this morning. ,,,,,,
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welcome to "cbs this morning." how old are your boys? >> my oldest is ten. my young ses five. my nephew is ten as well. >> sometimes i find myself in a situation where i might as well be standing on the surface of the planet neptune. i don't know what to say, do or think. >> most of the time. we just make it up though. >> you had parenting classes. >> but still certain moments you're not prepared for. you're like, they didn't teach me that. wait right here.
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>> wait right here. let me check. he's an eight-time allstar for the miami heat. dwyane wade says he is happiest as the mvp in the lives of his two young sons. he tells the story of his custody battle for them in a new book called a father first. how my life became bigger than basketball. hello to you, mr. wade. >> hello. >> i think the title is so appropriate for what you talk b you say father first, being a father you said is a privilege and a responsibility. i very seldom hear men say that. what does that mean to you? >> being a father is my greatest gift. life only gives you so many things. being a father is my biggest challenge in life and it's also my greatest joy. i love it. i think it's what i was born do. >> it's interesting, dwayne about your story, there are a lot of nba fathers. you have sole custody of your children. you went through a personal,
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private painful time with your ex-wife. was a very rocky divorce but in the end you ended up with sole custody. i think that's very unusual. >> it was. that's kind of one of reasons i wrote this book, to share my experiences about going through this. when there wasn't a lot of things i can look at when i was going through this process, i was kind of in the dark in a sense. but so i decided to write this book, just to kind of share my personal experiences about my life and how i came to this point where this became the most important thing in my life. hopefully, people can share in my story and if anyone is going through the same things, they can see how i dealt with it, what i was going through at the time and hopefully help in some way. >> you know, what's fascinating is that the divorce that your kids went through, you also went through the same thing with your own parent at the same age. >> it's crazy. >> when that happened to you, you know -- you know how your sons are feeling.
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you remember that feeling of being not loved. you did not want your children to ever feel that? >> i wanted my children -- i wanted to break this thing called the generation curse. >> which is what? >> i wanted to do everything dirn from my parents in a sense. when you get older, you go through things you understand better and then you understand your parents better. you understand they had to make different choices. i had to make choices for my family. i made a selfish choice at the time was for me to be happy. i knew with that it would be rocky but not as rocky where i wouldn't be in my kids lives in a sense. i never stopped fighting, i never stopped believing. >> you never did. it became acrimonious with you and the ex. she said -- all the charges she leveled were disproved. dismissed. as bitter as it was, you want to make sure your kids have a relationship with their mom. at the end of the day, the
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children still love their mom or dad how ugly it gets. why is that important to you? >> it was always important to me. never to speak ill of their mother. i didn't feel like me speaking ill of her would do anything for them and their relationship. would it make me feel better. it's not about me. you decide to have kids toblt together. you take yourself out of the equation. it wasn't about me and the things she was saying about me. it was about them. one day they're going to get older and hear all these things. i didn't want to be the one to point fingers. i wanted to make sure they understood my focus was on them only. >> are you ready for the season, you and lebron? are you ready? you had knee problems. >> i had knee surgery in the off season. i went through it, dealt with knee problems last year. i think i did okay. >> i think you did okay mr. nba champion. >> there were a lot of haters against the miami hate. a lot of people were not cheering you on. how did you deal with that, knowing that not everybody was rooting for your team to do
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well? >> the first year we didn't handle it well, we took on a villain role. in our play, we enjoyed playing the game of basketball that we loved so much. that wasn't us. this year we came back with a fresh mind and energy. we really enjoyed the season and had a lot of fun. >> i saw an interview and you said that gabrielle union makes your eyes sparkle. >> i don't know where that came from. >> all women in the country went awe, you said she makes your eyes sparkle. should i be getting a dress for the wedding? could you give me a heads-up. will i be invited to the wedding? what side of the aisle should i sit on? do you see her as a future mrs. wade? >> i wouldn't be with her if i didn't see her as a future mrs. wade. we're continuing to grow. you know, i've learned through my life that you take things one day at a time. when the time right, the time is right. >> and is the time feeling right, dwyane wade. >> we're still growing. we're good.
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>> i want to say the main thing that impressed me about the book is that there are so many fathers that don't take responsibility for their children. and if it's one thing you want to make it clear, that really is your message about taking responsibility and stepping up and doing what's right for your children. >> that's exactly it. i'm not saying that i have all of the answers or i'm the perfect dad. but i do understand what's important in life. >> you're certainly one of the best dressed dads. >> thank you. >> can i say that? >> charlie rose and norah o'donnell are in charlotte, north carolina. charlie, dwyane wade says hello to you and norah. >> tell -- how good is he? great conversation. thank you, dwayne. look forward to seeing you again some time. his book is on sale. we have 15 seconds left. that does it for us. your local news is coming up. see you tomorrow right here on your local news is coming up. see you tomorrow right here on "cbs this morning." -- captions by vitac --
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good morning. in the headlines, the highway patrol officer is in critical condition shot on interstate 680 near want creek. the 37 year-old is now on life support. yesterday officer pulled over a jeep for routine traffic stop and the driver opened fire. a second officer shot the driver that later died and a vigil for the officer will be held tonight in fairfield. crews tried to stop in northern california wild fire from spreading even further burning and a remote area of colusa county yesterday afternoon as two separate fires and they've since merged and burned 500 a. of rugged terrain. no building to a threatened but
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a stretch of highway 16 remains closed to traffic. here is the forecast. cloud cover across the skies this morning because final stage grey but tropical moisture is moving over head bringing with it the chance of scattered showers. the radar showing the activity along the peninsula and the long 101. the temperatures expected to be in the '80s and '90s inland and '60s and '70s around the bay area some tropical cause men to tomorrow and then things clear out on friday and saturday.
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a developing news problem spot right now southbound 680 approaching concord avenue multi vehicle crashed at last check it sounds like to read a the south of line to block because of the accident has already stacking up toward highway 4. look at the back up northbound 880 kind of stop and go from the oakland coliseum for it's the downtown oakland exit. 34 minute commute and further south with found 880 approaching blocking lanes with an accident.
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CBS This Morning
CBS September 5, 2012 7:00am-9:00am PDT

News/Business. John Miller, Rebecca Jarvis, Jeff Glor. (2012) TV hosts Julie Chen and Sharon Osbourne; reports from the Democratic National Convention. New. (CC) (Stereo)

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